GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 960 vs 1030 among all GPUs

Gaming

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 21 more

Graphics

T-Rex, Manhattan, Cloud Gate Factor, Sky Diver Factor and 1 more

Computing

Face Detection, Ocean Surface Simulation and 3 more

Performance per Watt

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 32 more

Noise and Power

TDP, Idle Power Consumption, Load Power Consumption and 2 more

7.4

Overall Score

Winner
Nvidia GeForce GTX 960 

GPUBoss recommends the Nvidia GeForce GTX 960  based on its benchmarks and compute performance.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of GeForce GTX 960

Reasons to consider the
Nvidia GeForce GTX 960

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Better PassMark score 5,813 vs 2,256 More than 2.5x better PassMark score
Higher memory bandwidth 112.2 GB/s vs 48.06 GB/s More than 2.2x higher memory bandwidth
Higher pixel rate 36.1 GPixel/s vs 11.74 GPixel/s More than 3x higher pixel rate
Better floating-point performance 2,308.1 GFLOPS vs 1,127 GFLOPS More than 2x better floating-point performance
Higher effective memory clock speed 7,012 MHz vs 6,008 MHz More than 15% higher effective memory clock speed
Significantly better fire strike factor score 57.4 vs 27.03 More than 2x better fire strike factor score
More render output processors 32 vs 8 24 more render output processors
Higher texture rate 72.1 GTexel/s vs 35.23 GTexel/s More than 2x higher texture rate
More shading units 1,024 vs 384 640 more shading units
More texture mapping units 64 vs 24 40 more texture mapping units
Better PassMark direct compute score 3,046 vs 1,617 Around 90% better PassMark direct compute score
Higher memory clock speed 1,753 MHz vs 1,502 MHz More than 15% higher memory clock speed
Front view of GeForce GT 1030

Reasons to consider the
Nvidia GeForce GT 1030

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Higher clock speed 1,227 MHz vs 1,127 MHz Around 10% higher clock speed
Higher turbo clock speed 1,468 MHz vs 1,178 MHz Around 25% higher turbo clock speed
Significantly lower TDP 30W vs 120W 4x lower TDP

Benchmarks Real world tests of GeForce GTX 960 vs GT 1030

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 960
111.95 mHash/s
GeForce GT 1030
161.9 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 960
69.13 mPixels/s
GeForce GT 1030
45.83 mPixels/s

Ocean surface simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 960
780.9 frames/s
GeForce GT 1030
498.79 frames/s

Particle simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 960
710.39 mInteraction/s
GeForce GT 1030
409.51 mInteraction/s

T-Rex (Compubench 1.5) Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 960
3.92 frames/s
GeForce GT 1030
2.37 frames/s

Fire Strike Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Sky Diver Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Cloud Gate Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

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